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This Week in HPC: The New Secure Data Appliance from Xyratex and the HPC Budget Map

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at the Secure Data Appliance from Xyratex. After that, the Dynamic Duo discusses the highlights of their new HPC Budget Map Report.

Cray’s John Lee on How Cluster Competitions Launch Careers

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“We also discuss something I haven’t talked about before with anyone else – how students can best take advantage of this experience after the competition ends. What doors does their participation open? How they should best pursue positions in business, research, academia, or even with HPC vendors? In this interview, John Lee describes what Cray is looking for in new hires, and how SCC experience pays off for prospective job candidates in a wide variety of fields.”

NSF is Seeking Proposals for Improving Software and Data Citation

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NSF is seeking proposals that would explore new norms and practices in the research community for software and data citation and attribution.

5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals

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The winning INCITE proposals will receive awards of time on Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Argonne National Laboratory, and Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Earthquake Simulation Breaks Petaflop Barrier on SuperMUC

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A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have pushed the performance of the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC computer at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center to beyond one petaflop, a factor of five improvement in speed.

Seeking Nominations for the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

“While there are multiple benchmarks to measure the performance of technical computers, there currently isn’t an adequate methodology to evaluate the economic and scientific value HPC systems contribute. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award Program is designed to help close that gap.”

HPC Life Sciences Report

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For decades, HPC systems have accelerated life sciences research, often by helping to identify and eliminate in feasible targets sooner. That is, it’s easier to find needles in haystacks if you can eliminate the hay. A new white paper from Intersect360 Research focuses on speeding up HPC life sciences research.

Supercomputing the Mechanism of Short-term Memory

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In his recent paper, Lester Ingber explores the relationship between large-scale, or “top-down” activities in the brain and short-term memory and consciousness.

Altair Wins Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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“We have worked with Boeing since 2005 and are honored to receive this award in acknowledgement of our efforts over the last twelve months,” said Mak Gilbert, engineering manager at Altair ProductDesign. “Our specialist teams work alongside Boeing’s engineers to optimise the performance and minimise the weight of their aircraft on a daily basis. We are grateful to receive this award as a sign of the successful and close working relationship between our two companies.”

Podcast: Lustre with Multilevel Security – the New ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

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“The ClusterStor SDA represents an industry first, combining low level data access enforcement and logging mechanisms, purpose-built within a proven HPC and Big Data single-system solution. Since our customers need to know exactly who is doing what on their systems, as well as access to complete and explicit audit trails, the ClusterStor SDA delivers all the necessary tools and support to collaboratively share information, while strictly complying with security data protection standards.”